I guess I still dont see how membership, an inclusion to a constitution or doctrine, fits into it. I agree with spiritual authority. I have people that I submit to in that way, but it has nothing to do with my inclusion to a document or organization. I do like the info in the links. I will probably check out that site some more. I like the way its set up. Thanks!
Arent you automatically apart of the church when you become saved? If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, arent you apart of His Bride? Why then do we need to have membership? Couldnt the whole discipline issue be worked through amongst a group of believers who have elders (overseers) but dont have to “join” on the basis of something other than the fact that they believe in Jesus.